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RichPune mikelevy's article
Nov 8, 2017 at 9:58
Nov 8, 2017
Testing 27.5 vs 29 With Vanderham and Gauvin - Video
Once I start riding my local trails with no brakes, I'll bump up to a 29er.
RichPune mikekazimer's article
Oct 17, 2017 at 7:43
Oct 17, 2017
Santa Cruz Nomad 4 - Review
I understand what you're getting at with the "too much travel for my trails" BS. Maybe the better way to put it is the N4 is too much bike for "me" on my local trails. This spring I went to a lower travel trail bike with 125mm. The difference between my longer travel trail bike and the new shorter travel was pretty substantial, especially on Entertainment and Rent Money. Those two trails really came to life for me with the shorter travel bike. I didn't need to pedal as much and the rolling contours were much easier to play around on. For example, I used to case the first double on Rent Money pretty hard all the time, even with pedaling my butt off before the take-off. Now on my shorter travel bike, I may need to get one or two pedal strokes in to clean it. On Horse, the difference was not nearly as noticeable. The only difference I've really noticed is being able to pop out of the curves/corners before the meadow. My longer travel bike sucked them up. On the shorter travel bike, I pop out of them, which was a bit startling at first. For me, in Helena, the N4 would probably be too much bike and I would stick with a shorter travel bike. I also have a DH bike, so that plays a part in my thought process. I got 13 days in at Silver this summer. If I only had one bike, a 125mm would not be my first choice. Hell no.
RichPune mattwragg's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 13:36
Oct 5, 2017
Opinion: Save the DH Bike?
DH bikes are a luxury item. Some people can afford them and some can't. For those that can't afford them, it is probably easier to reframe the issue as: DH bikes are not practical.
RichPune TransCascadia's article
Sep 29, 2017 at 9:04
Sep 29, 2017
RichPune FreehubMag's article
Sep 27, 2017 at 14:41
Sep 27, 2017
RichPune ashbocast's article
Sep 22, 2017 at 13:12
Sep 22, 2017
Roam Bike Fest: A Mountain Bike Festival For the Lady Shredders
@KFuller: That's some good insight. Thanks.
RichPune raceagainsttheworld's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 14:39
Sep 18, 2017
RichPune raceagainsttheworld's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 13:18
Sep 18, 2017
The New Raw MTB App Lets You Race Loic Bruni
Because Strava didn't do enough damage.
RichPune AJBarlas's article
Sep 7, 2017 at 15:33
Sep 7, 2017
James Doerfling Out of Red Bull Rampage, Bas Van Steenbergen In
@TheYetiHelpsMeDig: Yeah I know what Rampage is, but really look at the photo. It's jacked up.
RichPune AJBarlas's article
Sep 7, 2017 at 15:10
Sep 7, 2017
James Doerfling Out of Red Bull Rampage, Bas Van Steenbergen In
I'm going to miss watching James. Props to him for helping his community. On a side note - what's with the photo of him charging down the mountain? It looks completely mutilated. People are climbing all over the place and trails just end.
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